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“What do you mean, you’ve never seen White Men Can’t Jump?”

Wilson

Woody Harrelson stars as the titular middle-aged crank, a lonely neurotic who berates everyone he meets with his chatty opinions. After his father passes away, our man decides to get his life together by reuniting with his long-estranged ex-wife (Laura Dern). This leads to the revelation that he's got a daughter who was put up for adoption. This leads to even more poor decisions. The film is based on the episodic graphic novel by Daniel Clowes (Ghost World, Art School Confidential). Harrelson goes a long way toward making his grating character amusing, but the film just doesn't provide enough for this cantankerous crank to rage against. Despite a lot of dark and uncomfortable humor, the filmmakers pull back on the throttle and hold out hope for a sentimental ending--which is just, well, out of character. FULL REVIEW: Woody Harrelson is your friendly neighborhood misanthrope in softhearted graphic novel adaptation by Devin D. O’Leary (3/23/2017). 94 minutes R.